An influencer has been called out for reportedly complaining about having to isolate in a luxury hotel for two weeks after arriving in Australia.
Jessica Pinili, an Australian Instagrammer, claimed that her mandatory stay at the Duxton Hotel in Perth was a breach of her ‘human rights,’ even labelling her time there as ‘worse than prison’.
Taking to social media, she said: “This isn’t about gratitude, this is about human rights. This hotel room practises non-smoking. Awesome, that’s great.
“However, I don’t have access to a balcony or a window that opens… which means for 14 days I will not have fresh air.”
The lifestyle blogger, who didn’t pay for her stay, then added: “There are people patrolling the corridor. I can’t even walk up and down the corridor.
“This is worse than being a prisoner, prisoners get fresh air.”
Following Pinili’s rant, fans took to the comments and dubbed her a ‘princess’ and ‘selfish’ for her attitude.
However, the Instagrammer has stood her ground and argued that people haven’t ‘listened’ to her side of the story.
“Let’s get this straight,” she said. “It’s about 7am and I’ve woken up with so many nasty comments. I’ve woken up with people calling me selfish, ungrateful, and I don’t think anyone has listened to what I have said.”
In an interview with News.Au, Pinili said that she had ‘no complaints about the room’ and had only been trying to express her frustration at isolation.
“People are projecting their fears and stress onto me, their sadness, they’ve lost their jobs maybe and I’m the outlet for that,” she said. “It’s unfortunate for me but I’m trying to understand they are scared. They are keyboard warriors in their house who could pop put right now if they wanted.”
The influencer added: “When people say to me, ‘But you’re in a five-star hotel,’ yes, but I’m in four walls of it. I don’t have access to the bar or restaurant or swimming pool.
“So, I have no complaints about the room but I don’t get any of the amenities.”